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United States. Department of the Treasury, September 2021
Executive Summary

This is an executive summary of an outline of problems and description of fundamental economic principles faced by the child care sector in the United States. It is part of the discussion surrounding President Biden's Build Back Better Agenda…

United States. Department of the Treasury, September 2021
Other

This is an outline of problems and description of fundamental economic principles faced by the child care sector in the United States. It is part of the discussion surrounding President Biden's Build Back Better Agenda proposals. Included in the…

Adams Gina, Hernandez Fernando, April 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This brief provides an overview of some key opportunities, challenges, and needed action steps to expand participation of HBCC providers in the Child and Adult Care Food Program. Based on expert interviews and a literature review, it first…

Early Milestones Colorado, January, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Ideal Learning, also referred to as whole child or student-centered learning, is an approach that focuses on all aspects of a young child’s development, including physical, academic, and social-emotional growth. Pressure on public educators and…
Ritchie Lorrene D., Keeton Victoria, Lee Danielle Louhrine, Gurzo Klara, Vitale Elyse Homel, Au Lauren, Alkon Abbey, January 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The study evaluated an educational intervention with family child care home (FCCH) providers to implement nutrition standards. A convenience sample of licensed California FCCH providers (n=30) attended a 2-hour, in-person group training in…

Cooke Mandy, Francisco Susanne, Press Frances, Wong Sandie, December, 2020
Other
Peer Reviewed
The theory of practice architectures is a useful theoretical, methodological and analytical tool for educational research. The use of the theory is emerging as germane in early childhood education research. This article explores concepts from the…
Ralston Shane J., September, 2020
Other
Peer Reviewed
Parental overuse of portable technology poses a bonafide threat to the welfare and development of children. In the past decade, researchers have documented this phenomenon whereby parents pay far more attention to handheld electronic devices than to…
McKee Sarah L., Cooksey-Stowers Kristen, St. Louis Rebecca, Schwartz Marlene B., August, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Learning Care Group made a three-year commitment with the Partnership for a Healthier America to implement several evidence-based nutrition and physical activity policies in over 900 child care centers. New practices included serving more fruits and…
Gurzo Klara, Lee Danielle Louhrine, Ritchie Kyle, Yoshida Sallie, Vitale Elyse Homel, Hecht Kenneth, Ritchie Lorrene D., July, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objective: To compare food/beverage provisions between child care sites participating and not participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Design: Cross-sectional survey administered in 2016. Setting: Licensed child care centers…
Kuhns Catherine, Adams Gina, July, 2020
Reports & Papers
This brief highlights findings from interviews with experts (listed in the acknowledgments) and a quick scan of existing data and documents. After describing the pandemic's impact on the child care and early education system, we explore what is…
Lee Danielle Louhrine, Gurzo Klara, Nhan Lilly A., Vitale Elyse Homel, Yoshida Sallie, Ritchie Lorrene D., July, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Infant nutrition can influence development, eating behaviors and obesity risk. Nearly half of infants in the U.S. are in non-parental care where they consume much of their daily nutrition. Because little is known about the quality of infant…
Zaltz Daniel A., Hecht Amelie A., Pate Russell R., Neelon Brian H., O'Neill Jennifer R., Neelon Sara E. Benjamin, 05 June, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background: Early care and education (ECE) is an important setting for influencing young children's dietary intake. There are several factors associated with barriers to healthy eating in ECE, and recent evidence suggests that participation in the…
Maryland State Child Care Association, Maryland State Child Care Association, 04 May, 2020
Reports & Papers
This is a tally of 309 responses from a statewide survey of COVID-19 pandemic-related issues faced by child care sites in Maryland. Child care providers were asked questions about changes to operating status, ability to adjust to smaller classes,…
Lessard Laura, May, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In October 2017, substantial changes were made to improve the nutritional quality of meals served in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). This study describes the experience of child care providers and sponsors during the first year of…
Hachey Alyse C., April, 2020
Other
Peer Reviewed
Purpose – This paper discusses early childhood classrooms as powerful spaces for identity work and, more specifically, as a place (or not) for supporting early STEM identity development. It makes the case for educators and researchers alike to…